United Nations Security Council Resolution 95

United Nations Security Council Resolution 95, was adopted on September 1, 1951. After it reminded both sides in the Arab–Israeli conflict of recent promises and statements saying they would work for peace, the Council chastised Egypt for preventing ships bound for Israeli ports from travelling through the Suez Canal and called upon the Egyptian Government to immediately cease all interference with any shipping save that which was essential for safety. It was passed by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstentions by China, India and the Soviet Union. It was a rare resolution critical of the Arab states in the Arab–Israeli conflict, passed before the period that the Soviet Union invariably used its veto power against such resolutions.

UN Security Council
Resolution 95
Suez canal map.jpg
Map of the Suez Canal
DateSeptember 1 1951
Meeting no.558
CodeS/2322 (Document)
SubjectThe Palestine Question
Voting summary
  • 8 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 3 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The resolution was adopted by eight votes in favour, and three abstentions from India, the Republic of China and Soviet Union.

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